Hair Styles that Ace Working and Working Out

For those of you who wake up feeling like you need another eight hours of sleep, a great way to jumpstart your energy is to hit the gym for a quick cardio session. But usually that means twice as much prep time for your hair and make up. While it is recommended to shower afterwards (come one, we’re all ladies here) we’ve got your hair covered.  Created by hair guru Lacy Redway for Refinery29, we wanted to share them with you just in case you missed ‘em the first time around. Appropriate for laid back start-ups to a high-powered corporate setting, these hair dos will have you actually wanting to go to the gym.  Yeah.

 Updated Ponytail

Updated Ponytail

  First, part your hair down the center so it splits into two even sections. Then, twist each section toward the base of your neck. Pro tip: use a rat tail comb to ensure the twists are especially tight and secure, just wrap the hair around the handle and slip out the comb to bind with elastic. For an even more sophisticated look, wrap a strand of hair around the hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

First, part your hair down the center so it splits into two even sections. Then, twist each section toward the base of your neck. Pro tip: use a rat tail comb to ensure the twists are especially tight and secure, just wrap the hair around the handle and slip out the comb to bind with elastic. For an even more sophisticated look, wrap a strand of hair around the hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

 There you have it, a fun and easy style we'd wear to any occasion!

There you have it, a fun and easy style we'd wear to any occasion!

This IS What It Looks Like.

Over the past couple months, we've been talking a lot about beauty internally. We've brainstormed about ways to talk about it. We've posted a two graphic collages on beauty, prepared by our interns Langsi and Preeya.  We've talked about hosting regular Google Hangouts where we talk about different aspects of beauty, confidence, and reality. We've even been making a short film on out thinking process. At first we were preoccupied with bullying. Were there other factors that made women particularly susceptible to bullying?

This is when we started looking at image editing.

One morning Sam and I took an hour to write an essay and submitted it; it was turned down flat with no explanation. We worked on it again and submitted it to another site. The editor almost immediately got back to us with some suggestions. After a weekend of contemplation, we resubmitted it a third time. After some editorial magic, the piece was published. We are thrilled that our thoughts are being shared, but saddened that this topic even needs airing. 

The impacts of role models are significant, be they positive or negative. We want you to know that excessive image editing sends the message that being unique is not beautiful. We think the media would be better served using it's "stage" as a role model to encourage our youth to believe they are beautiful and to love themselves, exactly as they are. 

This is what acceptance looks like. And here is the link to our published work. Thank you Vikram. 

http://www.businessoffashion.com/2014/06/op-ed-photoshopped-fashion-ads-labelled.html?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=8caab5ec00-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d2191372b3-8caab5ec00-417191305

Sam and Camilla

 

Beauty, Take 2.

 

We've been discussing beauty and its essence. Note taking of any kind is encouraged in our studio, here our intern Preeya shows us another way to look at things. What do you think? 

Thank you!  xo

Camilla


Only 4% of women worldwide think they are beautiful

According to the 2010 study by Dove Research: The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited, only 4% of women worldwide think they are beautiful. This staggering fact succeeds in begging the question, What is your definition of beauty?

Here, we think that beauty is expressed by a woman's intelligence.  Check out our infographic below, which serves as an introduction to our new series: This is What "It" Looks Like, with the goal of encouraging a conversation about what beauty is and an environment of self-respect. Our current cultural perception of beauty is elusive to women. Rethinking beauty to reflect an alignment of the inner self with an external appearance could result in more confident women, respected by others, and working toward healthy ideals. 

Let us know what you think. 

xo, Camilla